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1841  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Windows 98 or Windows XP? on: December 31, 2004, 11:51:11 PM
All the spiffy affects in xp can be turned off and down for low end systems. The mininmum reqs for xp is 128meg i believe. Also if anti spyware I recommend this:

You just install and turn it on and it just runs in the background, it prevents all of the random spyware cookies that you get from the internet. I'm not sure about gator or installed spyware. This just prevents little unknown spyware things. you need adaware and spybot s&d to get rid of those. The only problem is that since it just sits there and does its thinkg I keep forgetting to update it. It needs and auto updater slywink

The firewall that comes with xp should be ok, you friend might get annoying with it later on. A good free one is zonealarm which i think you were thinking about. It is pretty easy you just need to set it up for him.
1842  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Looking for a good alt rock internet radio station on: December 30, 2004, 11:11:52 PM
Sirius costs money tho, if you use winamp drazzil, I"m sure you can find exactly what your looking for at

Just try some of the them and see which ones are good and which aren't.
1843  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Flat Screen TV pros/cons on: December 25, 2004, 01:43:01 AM
You might want to take a look at the next generation of "micro displays" its like a rear projection unit but its only 16" deep.  Most have an LCD engine in them but you can find them with DLP or DILA. So the picture looks very good. Be prepared to replace a $300 lamp every 3000 hours. But that is the same for any type of projection unit , LCD or DILA or DLP.  Plasmas have been dropping in price with the introduction of large size LCD displays they are at a price sweet spot now if you want anything at the 42" size
If I was going to pick a unit I would go with the Sony Grand Wega 50 inch micro display. If you can find one with out the built in HD tunners you  can save $600 and its rated number 1 by consumer reports.

Hope that helps
1844  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / How do you clean your computer case? on: December 22, 2004, 09:38:28 PM
My case gets really dusty so I use on of these:

1845  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What did you do this past weekend? 56K Warning on: December 21, 2004, 07:05:01 AM
Yeah we've been finally getting good snow. Been a long time when Tahoe had this good of snow pack this early in the year. Considering Reno/Tahoe area has been a drought for like 10 years.
1846  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / In N Out Secret menu on: December 14, 2004, 04:23:36 AM
Get your mind out of the gutter......
1847  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / In N Out Secret menu on: December 14, 2004, 03:44:22 AM
In N Out is 4bojillion times better than mcdonalds or wendy's or burger king. They are also cheaper slywink
1848  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / In N Out Secret menu on: December 14, 2004, 03:36:47 AM
Well In N out finally opened 2 spots in Reno and I'm curious if anyone has tried there secret menu.

IE has anyone orded a 4 by 4?
1849  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What song puts a stupid grin on your face? on: December 12, 2004, 07:43:56 AM
The space lovers - space lover
1850  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / How old are you? on: December 08, 2004, 11:27:01 PM
19 turning the big 20 in 4 days Bday is 12/12/84 slywink
1851  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Paris Hilton fascinating? Uh, no on: December 08, 2004, 01:25:30 AM
Its fascinating that someone thinks shes fascinating.
1852  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What are the must-see movies? on: December 07, 2004, 11:07:17 PM
1853  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Sirius vs XM Sat. Radio on: December 05, 2004, 04:54:24 AM
Acually I subscribe to neither atm but if I was going to subscribe I would go with Sirius, even though I heard that XM has a better techno channel.
1854  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Sirius vs XM Sat. Radio on: December 05, 2004, 02:42:52 AM
Clear Channel owns part of XM and Clear Channel is the devil.....Go with the cool dog with the star thinger on the eye I say.
1855  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The IPod Banner on: November 28, 2004, 11:48:03 PM
The ipod banner, you have a bunch of ipods dancing accross the banner and you could win an ipod if you shoot one. One of those flash banner thingers.
1856  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The IPod Banner on: November 28, 2004, 11:42:29 PM
Heres and interesting thing, see how many times you can shoot in between the ipods without acually shooting the ipod. I hear about 4 or 5 shots and I was able to do it for a little bit before I click one to many times and hit the ipod.

Vastily more entertaining than acually shooting the ipod.

[edit hole crap I thought I was in the off topic fortum, I'm so bored I'm shooting ipods and forgetting what forum I am in when I make a bs post.]

[edit 2 and I can't type.]
1857  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / So, what is this I hear about Half Life 2 mods? on: November 24, 2004, 06:09:55 AM
Natural Selection Source smile
1858  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / How is San Francisco in january on: November 23, 2004, 05:43:52 AM
Of course if you go to NYC you have to let DocDarm take you out on the town.
1859  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / 24 hours on: November 22, 2004, 06:56:10 AM
Glad to see you found your way here Tiny, always nice having a dev hanging around slywink
1860  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [NBA] Pacers/Pistons Brawl on: November 20, 2004, 06:55:34 AM
1861  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 20, 2004, 01:36:33 AM
1862  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 Level Help Thread on: November 19, 2004, 02:20:45 AM
I'm stuck in the museum.....................

Part with all the lasers that if you trip one of the lasers all the turrets come out and pretty much nuke you. I'm at the last part with 3 lasers on the wall and for the life of my I can't find a way to get past those.

By now someone should be about where I am smile

Bah nevermind I cheated and grabbed one of the mines laying around and did a rocket jump onto the ledge lol. I'm suck a loser smile
1863  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 - Story discussion (Spoilers, but not done game yet) on: November 19, 2004, 12:51:42 AM
In the train I kept expecting the gman to say wake up mr. anderson.........
1864  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The HL2 OMG that was cool thread on: November 18, 2004, 10:45:41 PM
In trap town I got surprised buy a headcrab zombie dude, only have my grav gun out cause i was messing around earlier and low on health I start grabbing random things and chucking them at him. First grabbed a table and through it at him only shoved him back a bit. Grabbed crate...nothin... trying to find more stuff and grabbed a paint bucket which proceeded to make the redish plane zombie into a new eggshell white zombie. Just kinda stared at that one. finally stumbled upon a saw blade and proceeded to slice the zombie in half slywink
1865  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Nice new LCD from Dell... on: November 14, 2004, 06:42:00 AM
Wasn't counter arguing just stating the price difference slywink
1866  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Nice new LCD from Dell... on: November 13, 2004, 08:28:51 AM


Same monitor, I lovesor apple!

[edit ok then switched it up to amazon]
1867  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Unscrewed cancelled, TSS "morphing". on: November 12, 2004, 06:28:35 AM
TSS used to be a great show, little bit of everything tech. I thought it went downhill when they got there live audience and new set. Alteast to me. It turned so corporate and canned.
1868  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Tornado on: November 11, 2004, 06:28:02 AM
Thats why you don't play soccer on a dirt field...........
1869  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 10, 2004, 06:30:06 AM
I really laughed out loud that one.

1870  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Charlie and the CHocolate Factory on: November 10, 2004, 12:19:57 AM
I see now, I never knew there was a book called charlie and the chocolate factory. Just made sense if you were going to do a sequal that it would be called charlie and the factory slywink

Thanks for clearing that up slywink
1871  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Charlie and the CHocolate Factory on: November 09, 2004, 11:37:12 PM
Acually its not technically a remake, since in willy wonka and the chocolate factory he passed the factory on to charlie and just left. This is a sequel. Hence Charlie and the chocolate factory slywink
1872  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Charlie and the CHocolate Factory on: November 09, 2004, 05:27:38 AM

wooo has fark put it "marilyn manson surrenders."
1873  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / VOOM! on: November 08, 2004, 05:17:05 AM
Thanks mb,  the world of Hi Def really does seem like a total gamble, in that picture quality and be totally different between 2 different recievers. Also seems that if you want HD local channels you need to get an antennea or rabbit ears even.

So it really does seem a crapshoot whether you get what you pay for, or your fighting to get a better quality reciever. Although dish just totally lowered the price of there 921 PVR HD reciever to combat Directvs HDTivo from 999 down to 540. So HD through dish does seem to cost substancially less than DirecTV atm.
1874  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / VOOM! on: November 08, 2004, 01:39:33 AM
The family is scoping out a new 50-60 inch Sony Wega  :twisted:  with HDTV. Since we will have a HDTV that either has the tuner built in or is HD Ready we are wondering what is the best way to go HDTV wise. Right now we got Dish network and for 10 bucks more a month you can get 5 HD channels but no local HD channels and you have to buy the HD reciever out of pocket, no spiffy deals.

Charter HDTV looks to be similar to Dish but you can get local with it. Granted there is nowhere on the charter site that I can find out  if charter has an HD DVR reciever. Granted if possible we would like to not go with charter they turned out to be overly expensive.

Also looked at VOOM! which looks interesting with 35 HD channels(!) but for install you can do 499(!) which is excessive to say least when we installed our last dish by ourselves. Also the everything pack is 89 a month which isn't to bad all things considering. Also says nothing about local channels in HD and VOOM! doesn't have a DVR box yet from what I could tell.

Havent looked at DirecTVs options for HD I'm scoping those out atm.

Any info would be appreciated on whether they have experience with HD stuff or the 50-60 inch Sony Wega rear projection tv :twisted:
Thanks in advanced!
1875  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 07, 2004, 06:18:40 AM

1876  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 07, 2004, 12:32:41 AM
1877  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [P] Fun with exit poll statistics on: November 06, 2004, 01:00:53 AM
Not sure if this is correct at all probably doubt it since I found it off of the soosed slywink

1878  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Vote today..... on: November 03, 2004, 12:39:45 AM
Understandable, you can go party on the tribal land but tell everyone else to fly over here slywink
1879  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Vote today..... on: November 02, 2004, 11:22:52 PM
Quote from: "gameoverman"
I voted. There was actually some interesting statewide stuff to vote on. I voted for prop 70, which would expand casinos on tribal land. Against the DNA prop, which would allow collection of samples from people caught in the criminal justice system, and for our stem cell proposition. Oh yeah, and for revamping the 3 strikes law.

It's gonna be like watching a football game tonight, watching all the scores come in.

Bah why did ya vote to let casinos expand on tribal land that is slowly but surely nuking our main cash flow here in reno frown
1880  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Yay, it's snowing! (Updated with pics. Just 'cause) on: November 02, 2004, 05:19:40 AM
Didn't know it was cold in south florida slywink
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